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29th May '16 7:59:44 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' lets you [[TrickedOutTime do this retroactively]]. When [[spoiler:Crono gets killed by Lavos]], the death was very much for real, but there's a minigame [[ChekhovsGun you may have already played at this point]] that lets you win clones of your characters, and with the Time Egg, you can go back to the event and swap the killed character with a clone. Famously, this is an optional sidequest, despite the killed character being [[spoiler:the ''main'' character]].
16th May '16 4:56:39 PM Doug86
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* This was ChrisClaremont's original plan for Sabretooth. Under his pen, the character TookALevelInBadass and overnight went from a D-list joke to a credible threat and {{Wolverine}}'s ArchNemesis. Claremont realized that this didn't really gel with Sabretooth's earliest appearances, where he was partnered with the Constrictor and suffered a number of defeats. His solution would have been to reveal that all of Sabretooth's prior appearances had actually been clones created by Mr. Sinister, explaining why they were so easy to defeat (and why they'd be palling around with losers like Constrictor). Claremont ended up leaving the book before he could reveal all this.

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* This was ChrisClaremont's original plan for Sabretooth. Under his pen, the character TookALevelInBadass and overnight went from a D-list joke to a credible threat and {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s ArchNemesis. Claremont realized that this didn't really gel with Sabretooth's earliest appearances, where he was partnered with the Constrictor and suffered a number of defeats. His solution would have been to reveal that all of Sabretooth's prior appearances had actually been clones created by Mr. Sinister, explaining why they were so easy to defeat (and why they'd be palling around with losers like Constrictor). Claremont ended up leaving the book before he could reveal all this.
14th May '16 7:51:14 PM jerodast
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* Part of military strategy involves disguising one thing as another in order to steal a march on the enemy. For example, as part of the Raid on St Nazaire in WWII, the British destroyer ''Campbelltown'' was disguised as a German frigate (hoisting its flag before firing, of course).
** Two special mentions for pirates and guerrillas. Unlike fictional portrayals, pirates did not fly the Jolly Roger flag: they concealed their true nature by flying flags of known countries, to get near other ships without suspicion. Guerrillas try to balance their lower military strength by concealing themselves among the civilian population.
10th Apr '16 4:44:57 PM Aquillion
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* In ''[[Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.

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* In ''[[Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', ''Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.
10th Apr '16 4:44:38 PM Aquillion
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* In ''[[{{Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.

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* In ''[[{{Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', ''[[Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.
10th Apr '16 4:43:42 PM Aquillion
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* In ''[[Exalted]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.

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* In ''[[Exalted]]'', ''[[{{Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.
10th Apr '16 4:43:17 PM Aquillion
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* In ''[[Exalted]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.
10th Apr '16 9:29:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Padme uses the strategy again as a senator in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''; [[spoiler: sadly, her decoy must fulfill her true duty this time when an assassin strikes, and is killed taking a bullet meant for Padme.]]
6th Apr '16 11:01:20 PM TARINunit9
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** Doctor Doom himself does this during his fight against [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], [[spoiler: with the "Doom" crushed under a TIE fighter by Vader to be a Doombot]].

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** Doctor Doom himself does this during his fight against [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]], [[spoiler: with the "Doom" crushed under a TIE fighter by Vader]]. It should not surprise anyone that Vader defeats the Doombot, thus prompting the real Doom to be a Doombot]].show up and fight.
2nd Apr '16 2:22:46 PM Manny20444
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', whenever Quentin Beck/Mysterio is captured or defeated, it always turns out to be a robotic double.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', whenever Quentin Beck/Mysterio is captured or defeated, it always turns out to be an illusion or a robotic double.
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